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i was in a hurry to grow up and wanted to look cool. big tobacco knew it, and they preyed on me. i'm here to tell you that big tobacco hasn't changed. they continue to profit... by selling kids the same lies... to get them to use... the same deadly products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. good afternoon, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara. >> and i'm allen martin. people who suffered losses in the devastating san bruno gas line explosion can finally pick
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up their share from a relief fund today. anne makovec in san bruno, where they were braced for a crowd that, well, so far guess hasn't materialized. anne? >> reporter: less than a dozen people have come here to get money at san bruno city hall. they opened up this morning at 8 a.m. so these people were informed if they were eligible through the mail or through a disaster liaison, there's about 90 people that have yet to cash in. >> i live on claremont drive and this big missile came through the roof in my den. >> reporter: she is one of 99 families, victims of the san bruno blast eligible to receive between $1,000 and $6,000, money that was donated to the city of san bruno. >> i hesitated. i thought maybe i didn't really need it. but in many instance, i do need it. so i'm going to keep it and use it on my house. >> reporter: the city had collected almost $400,000 in donations and decided to hand
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out varying amounts of money to people affected to varying degrees. all they have to do is bring a picture id to get the check. the temporary office opened in a city hall conference room at 8 a.m. >> we prepared in case everybody showed up at once. we wanted to make sure that we had a quick and efficient process see this people were not burdened by having to stand in a long line. >> reporter: most of the victims got money already from the red cross, insurance companies, and pg&e. is there kind of something special about this money, though, since it came from -- >> yes, yes. and some of my friends i think even contributed. >> reporter: now, there's about $58,000 left after this. so if somebody is not eligible according to the current city council regulations, they can fill out an application and say why they have maybe some extenuating circumstances that they should get some of the rest of this donated money. allen? >> i'm sure word will spread.
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anne makovec in san bruno, thank you. how about the san francisco woman who posed as a victim of the san bruno disaster? she is going to spend a month in prison. 24-year-old jacquelin turner told workers her house was in the disaster zone and she wanted everything they had to offer. workers checked her address and found it was fake. dozens people of still without power in orinda after a deadly crash involved a suspected auto thief. the pickup truck smashed into a power pole on camino pablo yesterday afternoon. repairs are still going on there to restore power to about 65 customers. police say the alleged thief, a 27-year-old woman, was evading officers who were trying to pull her over. the search is on for a missing north bay teacher who disappeared after leaving a cryptic message on her chalkboard. 53-year-old deborah schmidt of ross was last seen a week ago. she teaches at terra linda high school in san rafael. investigators say she had written a thank you note on her
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classroom blackboard. but her car with some id and other belongings was found at her home so they believe schi mitt might be on foot. no indication of foul play. investigators are still looking for the 4-year-old boy kidnapped more than a week ago. crews have pulled 10 vehicles out of a canal but none of them has been linked to the kidnapping. last night, the family of juliani cardenas held a candlelight vigil at the home where he was taken. the boy's mother begged the suspect jose rodriguez to bring her son home. >> i forgive you, jose, if you are watching this. i forgive you. >> i forgive this guy that took my grandson. i forgive him from the bottom of my heart. >> stanislaus county sheriff says their strongest lead is still the tip that a car matching a description of the suspect's drove into the canal last week. an east bay union leader
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has been found dead in his home in oakland and police believe he was murdered. 64-year-old berry bingham was a political director of seiu local 616. coworkers hadn't seen him for a few days. they got worried and called the police. officers found bingham's body inside his west oakland townhouse about noon yesterday. investigators won't say how he was killed, only that there were signs of trauma. bingham was known to his friends as berry b. he previously served on the alameda school board. in just a couple of hours, mayors from some of california's biggest cities will confront jerry brown on his proposal to get rid of redevelopment agencies. those mayors of nine cities including san francisco, oakland and san jose will be meeting with the governor in sacramento. they claim that eliminating the agencies will hurt local economies. governor brown wants to redirect nearly $2 billion in redevelopment money towards schools, public safety and reducing the deficit. san jose mayor chuck reed
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has said, quote, i am shocked that sacramento is looking to eliminate the only tools we have to spur job creation, increase tax revenues and induce economic growth." oakland schools are facing some new budget cuts, but there is a trade-off. teachers may get pay raises next year. sonja shin tells us what's on the table at a school board meeting tonight and how it's going over. >> reporter: the oakland school budget could be cut by 7%, layoffs and larger class sizes are possibilities as the district tries to cut expenses by $12 million. at the same time, all school district employees could get a 2% raise, a pay raise that could cost the district $2 million. while this comes at a difficult time, economically, a district spokesman says the raises are an important investment in oakland schools. >> it kind of scares me to think that something might be cut here or my other son's school but as far as the raises, i think teachers should have been, you know, getting raises a long time ago. >> i think that teachers in
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particular public schoolteachers deserve raises. i think the cost of living is going up. i don't know how teachers continue to stay in their professions. >> reporter: oakland teachers say raises are long overdue and salaries are already among the lowest in the county. >> in the long term we think we're going to serve our children and also serve ourselves financially if we can give our employees better compensation to reduce turnover, to get better results, which attracts people back to the school district. >> teachers in oakland are very underpaid. and turnover in oakland is very high. of the teachers that started in 2003, 80% were gone by 2008. >> reporter: the school board is meeting tonight at 5 p.m. to discuss the potential cuts and raise that is could take effect in the 2011-2012 school year and the meeting is open to the public. in oakland, sonja shin, cbs 5. $2 million or $20 million? san francisco unified school district will face one of those
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deficits next year. it all depends on whether the tax package extensions proposed by the governor are approved by voters in june. if the extensions are passed, the district would only face $2 million in cuts. if they are rejected, the district will have a $20 million shortfall. coming up, the best of times and the worst of times in silicon valley. we'll tell you who is hiring and who is firing up. also, another major recall at toyota. the problem with nearly two million cars. plus, girls attack girls as young as 7. just how bad it's getting in bay area schools. and get this. it's just 8 minutes after noon and already, temperatures are three to seven degrees warmer than yesterday outside right now, a beautiful day on tap. could we see another record- breaker? a look at temperatures around the bay is straight ahead. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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afternoon, in the recovery of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. this morning, giffords w more good news this afternoon in the recovery of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. this morning she was moved from intensive care to the rehabilitation center at houston's memorial hermann center. doctors have up graded her condition now from serious to good. she continues to make progress, standing with as finances, understanding what's going -- with assistance, understanding what's going on around her, even watching a little tv. winning the future the theme from the white house as president obama promotes job growth and investment. randall pinkston reports the president's plans will likely face a major stumbling block in the form of house republicans. >> reporter: president bush traveled to wisconsin to push forward his plan for new jobs. the president is touring three plants in the green bay area that he says need government investment to be competitive. a major point in last night's state of the union address. >> we have to be more
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productive, more capable, more skilled, than any workers on earth. >> reporter: republicans say they too want job creation, but they say the president's policies are the problem. today lawmakers are looking at the impact of the new healthcare law. republicans and democrats disagree over whether it will lead to job losses. >> employers of all sizes are expressing concern that the new man dates and regulations will deter them from hiring new employees. >> reporter: democrats and republicans sat together last night in a show of unity for president obama's speech. but this morning, they are still divided over how to get the economy back on track. the congressional budget office predicts this year's deficit will hit $1.5 trillion. to ease the deficit president obama wants to freeze government spending at current levels for five years. republicans want much deeper cuts. and they are proposing a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget. >> families across america have tightened their belts, balanced their budgets and lives within their means. the same can't be said of
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washington. >> reporter: next month, the president will send congress a budget. republicans saigon business district they will come up with their own proposals has only just begun. randall pinkston cbs 5. trouble in margaritaville. singer jimmy buffett in the hospital. his concert and what went wrong. plus... >> things don't look good on your clothes if it's too tight, if it's too loose your boobs are going to sag. >> there is good news for a lot of women who actually are wearing the wrong sized bra. >> tule fog generated a dense fog advisory today. some hazy conditions out there right now as we take a live look at san jose. but the mostly sunny skies are dominating officially already 67 degrees in san jose. just one degree away from the record. will it get warmer, break the record? i'll have that forecast coming right up. ,,
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more than 2 years: right now the dow is trading above 12-thousand points. a live look it's something we haven't seen on wall street in more than two years. the dow is it right at 12,000. it was above 12,000 a second ago. the dow is up about 23 points right now. a milestone because analysts say we shouldn't pop the champagne just yet. >> we saw the dow today cross the line. it is not seen since june of
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2008. breaking the 12,000 milestone. that's very important as the dow continues to break these grounds as it moves back from hitting a low of 7200 in march 2009. we need to see improvement in job and housing markets going forward. if we want to see the dow get back up to 14,000 where it stood back in october of 2007. sales of new homes jumped almost 18% last month but overall 2010 was almost the worst sales in 50 years. fiat announced another recall -- toyota announced another recall, there are various defects that may cause fuel leaks. the cars recalled in the u.s. include several lexus is and gs models. but so far, there are no. >> reporter: of any accidents. more lay -- there are no
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reports of any accidents. more layoffs at yahoo, about 1% of its global workforce. this is on top of another big round of layoffs back in december. yahoo's been struggling to compete. the company's fourth quarter earnings more than doubled but overall revenue fell more than 10% last year. at google, there is a hiring spree, meantime. the search giant planning to hire more than 6,000 new workers this year. it's the company's largest expansion ever. at this point it's not clear just how many of those jobs will be based in the u.s. the mountain view-based company has 60 offices around the world. >> nice if some of those yahoo folks could get jobs at google. it's time to go outside. the weather has given us a tale of two stories. unseasonably warm on one hand, on the other hand we have fog. let look outside a view of the bay bridge. some high clouds out there, but mostly sunny skies and it's
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already leading to a warmup. the temperatures at the beach actually cooler than some of the temperatures we are seeing inland. what's the effect? it was all because of that tule fog. hazy conditions particularly in the far reaches of the east bay hills. that's why expected highs will be between 60 and 70. but inside the bay and at the coastline, mostly sunny skies and we'll warm up quite well. 69 the expected high inside the bay. 6 at the coastline. we had a dense fog advisory early this morning. we expect that to be issued again tonight and into tomorrow. so use some caution. temperatures chilly out there. 39 to 48 degrees. but mild overnight for the bay and the coast. 50 and 51 degrees. the satellite shows effectively what's going on. the winds have kept much of that fog along the delta and out in the san joaquin valley. it's going to begin to infiltrate back into our region late tonight. high pressure is building but it will slowly begin weakening particularly into friday.
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that's going to allow some of the clouds drag into our area. it will also allow the onshore flow kicking up winds and dropping the temperatures. we talked about record highs. san jose's record setback 77 years ago, 68 degrees unofficially already saw 68 in the area. richmond at 69. 68 los gatos is the expected high. 69 for san jose or 70, pardon me, for los gatos. as we push back into the east bay, the cooler temperatures are evident because of the tule fog. mild temperatures in the east bay, as well. these your five-day forecast. mostly sunny skies through friday, late into friday we see clouds come back. so that by sunday, temperatures are back to seasonal averages. but get this. come monday, high pressure builds yet again and it looks like we're on another warmup trend. allen, sydnie, back to you. >> no real rain. >> not at all. >> thank you. hey, singer jimmy buffett is in the hospital. this is after falling off a
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stage in australia. that is quite a fall. the margaritaville singer took the tumble at a concert there last night. this website tmz reports he was unconscious, bleeding, buffett's camp says the 64-year- old is in stable condition now and a brain scan was normal. they say he is going to be released from the hospital tomorrow. we have been hearing a lot about bullying recently but there is a nasty little secret that hasn't gotten much attention. a local study shows that girls are violently targeting other girls. and it's getting worse. the contra costa county women's commission found that 100% of the elementary schools that responded to its survey said they had cases of girl on girl violence. >> we have to do something about it. if we don't do anything now, in a few years it will be too late, the violence will be worse and the young people won't be around because they probably will be killed or have committed suicide. >> school administrators who
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have witnessed the bullying say it can begin with girls as young as 7 or 8 years old. whether you consider it a blessing or a curse, there's some "big" news for top heavy women. there is a new letter on the bra rack. on the consumerwatch, julie watts introduces us to the l cup. reporter: >> don't look good in your clothes if it's too tight. if it's too loose your boobs are going to sag. >> reporter: no matter your shape or side. >> 38dd. >> reporter: it's important to get hooked up with the correct cup. >> i just think it's really important to have good support. that's -- you want to keep them... >> reporter: it's estimated 80% of ladies are laced up with the wrong size. the average bra size in the u.s. is a 36dd. and the biggest bra we could find was a 44h. but there are many women who are even more well endowed and for them -- >> if you're gifted, sometimes it gets harder. >> reporter: until now.
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introducing the first-ever supersized l cup bra released by a british company. these are from mail >> if you need an l size, it's great. >> reporter: the company claims the l cup gives more support and comfort than the previous kk. this shop owner is open to the idea of bigger bras and she has noticed a more voluptuous demand in recent years. >> today fashion is for the small women. this is for the bigger women. >> reporter: she says it's not that women are necessarily getting heavier. they are just realizing don't have to squeeze into the wrong size. >> they have a choice, different styles, colors, and they can look and they are beautiful. >> reporter: and now beautiful just got bigger. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, cbs 5. >> don't look at me. >> i'm not gifted. [ laughter ] >> i love that quote. >> i'll get in trouble. loser. you could call it the newest piano bar but good luck getting in.
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meantime, a mystery on a florida beach is striking a chord. >> in the florida keys. swimmers looking to take a dip in the water found a big surprise on a sandbar, a grand piano. local officials are stunned. this is a 650-pound piano stuck in the sand. >> that's no accident. the thought is somebody left it after filming a music video and i guess there are no plans to take it out of there. >> no. >> right now. >> they will leave it right where it is. that is it for the cbs 5 news at noon. see you at 5:00. have a great afternoon. enjoy the sun. ,,
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